CONWAY, Ark. (September 8,
2017) – Hendrix College, in conjunction with the Arkansas Educational
Television Network (AETN), on Wednesday, September 13 will host a preview
screening of “The Vietnam War,” the latest project of documentary filmmakers
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
The event will take place
from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in the Mills A lecture hall of the Mills Center for
Social Sciences. Following the 63-minute preview screening, Dr. Deb Skok,
Hendrix College associate professor of 20th century U.S. history; Dr. Jay
Barth, M.E. and Ima Graves Peace distinguished professor of politics at Hendrix
College; John Coffin, chair of the Arkansas Coalition for Peace; and Dr. Josh
Glick, Hendrix College assistant professor of English and film studies will
participate in a panel discussion reflecting on the documentary and the war
itself. Dr. Mike Sprunger, Hendrix College associate professor of East Asian
history, will moderate.
The screening and discussion
are free and open to the public.
Ten years in the making,
“The Vietnam War” series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed
viscerally to life. It includes rarely seen, digitally remastered archival
footage, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of
the 20th century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and
audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon Administrations.
The full 10-part, 18-hour documentary series will premiere on AETN Sunday, September
17, at 7 p.m. The first five episodes will air September 17 through Thursday,
September 21, and the final five episodes will air Sunday, September 24,
through Thursday, September 28, at 7 p.m. each night.
A private liberal arts
college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as
one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That
Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and
rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous
college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been
affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.